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Vortex spins out into university research

12 February 2013



The University of Leeds has deployed Vortex, the scientific intelligence tool by Dotmatics, to analyse complex data and help with its life science research efforts.

Vortex aims to give scientists a more intuitive and versatile way to visualise and analyse large amounts of scientific data, providing them with the right tools to make their decisions faster.

With an interactive dashboard, Vortex quickly allows the manipulation of vast amounts of data points, including chemical structures, using just a standard PC or laptop.

Vortex connects terabytes of disparate data from multiple data sources, giving scientists a holistic view of the information. It also contains a toolset of interactive plots, algorithms and tables that enable scientists to effortlessly harness the knowledge hidden behind the mountains of data.

Professor Adam Nelson, from the university, said: ‘We have a major programme that is focusing on devising versatile ways to prepare diverse lead-like molecular scaffolds. Vortex's intuitive graphical interface allows us to visualise the properties of large numbers of compounds, and allows us to prioritise which molecular scaffolds are likely to have most value in drug discovery.

'The ongoing training and support – provided on-site and online by Dotmatics – has been excellent, and has allowed us to get the most out of Vortex. We look forward to continuing to work with Dotmatics in order to use Vortex to its full potential as well as offer suggestions for its ongoing development.’

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